IOC Sub-Commission

for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Sixth WESTPAC Summer School on MOMSEI, Phuket, 26-30 October 2015

26 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015

Sixth WESTPAC Summer School on the Monsoon Onset Monitoring and its Social & Ecosystem Impacts (MOMSEI)
MOMSEI Summer School–VI, Phuket, Thailand, 26-30 October 2015

I. BACKGROUND

Asian Monsoon plays a significant role in the agriculture and the livelihood of people in the wider Southeast Asian Basin and its neighboring countries since it brings huge amount of rainfall to this region. Naturally, Asian Monsoon exhibits complex multiscale variability. Once it deviates from its normal pattern (i.e. climate mean condition), it causes severe disasters such as floods and droughts, even resulting in the severe disruption of agricultural production and the displacement of inhabitants. This July of 2015 witnessed the torrential monsoon rainfall over South Asia and Southeast Asia, especially in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. In addition, the extraordinary late monsoon onset leads to an extended persistence of high sea surface temperature, increasing the risk of coral bleaching, as seen in the massive coral bleaching event in 2010. In this sense, it is vital to improve the understanding, monitoring and predicting capability on monsoon onset and its seasonal march in the wider Southeast Asia region for societal and ecosystem benefits.

To this end, in view of the fact that the Asian Monsoon is evidently influenced by and coupled with the ocean, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) initiated one pilot project entitled “Monsoon Onset Monitoring and its Social and Ecosystem Impact (MOMSEI)” in 2009 within its South East Asian Global Ocean Observing System (SEAGOOS) with objectives to improve the understanding, monitoring and forecasting of Asian monsoon and its multi-scale variability at regional level with a focus on air-sea interaction processes over the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, where Asian Summer Monsoon is firstly established, and multidisciplinary studies on the potential linkage of anomalous monsoon onset with its impact on marine ecosystem.

In light of the increasing demand of capacity building, five MOMSEI summer schools were organized, respectively in Qingdao, China on 26-30 July 2010, in Phuket, Thailand on 15-19 August 2011, in Qingdao, China on 6-10 August 2012, in Terengganu, Malaysia on 19-23 August 2013 and in Jakarta, Indonesia on 9-13 September 2014, to enhance the knowledge of young scientists from the region on monsoon science. In particular, besides the participants from MOMSEI participating countries, the previous MOMSEI Summer Schools also received trainees from countries bordering the Bay of Bengal, such as India, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka, in close cooperation with the GEF/FAO Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) project.

Building on the success of and strong interests received from the previous five summer schools, WESTPAC decided to organize its sixth MOMSEI Summer School in Phuket, Thailand, 26-30 October 2015, with the kind host of Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) and Thailand-China Joint Laboratory for Climate and Marine Ecosystem.


 


II. DATE AND VENUE

The Sixth Summer School will take place on 26-30 October 2015, Phuket Marine Biological Center with detailed address as below.

Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), 51 Moo 8, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand


 


III. TRAINING CONTENTS

The MOMSEI Summer School-VI will mainly consist of four lecture sessions and a brainstorming session. In addition to lectures given by invited experts, each trainee is required to make a 10-15 minute presentation on their research and suggestions on future cooperation during the brainstorming session, with a view to providing feedbacks on future development of MOMSEI project and MOMSEI Summer School, and further exploring new ideas for collaborative activities among institutes and countries in the region.

Lectures were preliminarily arranged as below:

Session 1: Asian Monsoon Climate

Lecture-1: Basic aspects of climate: from paleo-, modern to future climate -- Prof Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Lecture-2: How well models could simulate and predict Asian Monsoon? -- Dr Laurent Zhaoxin Li, LMD, Univ. Paris 6, France

Session 2: Regional Oceanography in the Indian Ocean

Lecture-3: Key ocean and climate processes in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea -- Dr Weidong Yu, First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China

Lecture-4: Biological-physical interactions and modeling -- Dr Rubao Ji, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA

Session 3: Biochemical, Biological Processes and Fishery Resources

Lecture-5: Biochemical process and its link with monsoon forcing -- Dr Cabell Davis, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA

Lecture-6: Sampling methods in zooplankton ecology -- Dr Cabell Davis, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA

Lecture 7: The Marine CO2 system and Ocean Acidification -- Dr Zhaohui Aleck Wang, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA

Lecture 8: Coral reefs under climate change and ocean acidification -- Dr Anne Cohen, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA

Session 4: Advance marine science development and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Lecture-9: Efforts and perspectives of UNESCO/IOC and its WESTPAC -- Mr Wenxi Zhu, Head of WESTPAC Office, Bangkok, Thailand

Lecture-10: Experience learnt from the development of South East Asian-GOOS (SEAGOOS) -- Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong, Chair of WESTPAC

The Summer School will be conducted in English. Detailed program will be sent to all selected participants in due course.


 


IV. TRAINEES

This Summer School is open to young scientists and management officials from WESTPAC member states with priority given to those having scientific background on oceanography, or climate, or marine biology and ecosystem. The applicants should have a good command of English.


 


V. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

WESTPAC will provide limited financial support for trainees mainly from developing countries. A selection committee will be set-up to select the most qualified participants for financial assistance.

Applicants are required to send their CVs, the filled-in application forms (see appendix 1), no later than 12 September 2015, to Ms Nachapa Saransuth (n.saransuth@unesco.org) and Ms Kingkanjana Sangtunchai (kingkanjana.pouy@gmail.com), with a copy to Mr Wenxi Zhu (w.zhu@unesco.org), Head of UNESCO/IOC Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC Office), Bangkok, Thailand.

All applicants will be informed of the final selection result no later than 18 September 2015. A certain number of self-funded applicants will be also selected to take part in this summer school.


 


VI. VISA

Information on visa requirement and procedure can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand at http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/123

Participants requiring an entry visa to Thailand are strongly advised to apply for it with the Thai Embassy or Consulates in your country as soon as possible in order to secure the required entry visa prior to your departure.

The Local Secretariat and the WESTPAC Office will be glad to provide you any assistance if needed.


 


VII. TRANSPORTATION

The Phuket International Airport is located 45.6 kilometers away from the hotel and the training venue. Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) will provide assistance on local transportation service between the Airport and the hotel, the hotel and the training venue.

All participants are required to send their itinerary and passport information to the Local Secretariat (kingkanjana.pouy@gmail.com) for the pick-up/drop-off service.

Location Phuket, Thailand
Event Type Technical Workshops and Trainnings
Organisers Staff Participants

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)
Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC)
Thailand-China Joint Laboratory for Climate and Marine Ecosystem

Nachapa Saransuth
Kingkanjana Sangtunchai

Josephine Dianne Deauna
Joseph Amollo
Mohammed Alam
Hoc Dao
Yanliang Liu
Yongliang DUAN
Yibo Liao
Zhi Li
Guang Yang
Mohammad Nurul Azim Sikder
Mary Mar Noblezada
Ye Moe
Penchan Laongmanee
Yang Yang
Ahmad Bayhaqi
Kuiping Li
Naw Paw
Zahid Zahid
koko ondara
Ulung wisha
Weidong Yu
Yusmiana Rahayu
Rubao Ji
Weifeng Zhang
Akila Harishchandra
Isara Arsiranant
Komsun Thongtaem
Hanah Khoirunnisa
Huiwu Wang
Richard Lindzen
Zhaohui Aleck Wang
Anushika Ruppegoda Gamage
Lina Handayani
Cabell Davis
Laurent Li
Xiaohua Liu

Photo of the MOMSEI Summer School-VI   Report on the MOMSEI Summer School-VI    
Programme
  Activities Presentation  Speaker
  Monday 26 October 2015  
08:00 - 08:30 Registration  
08:30 - 08:45 Opening Ceremony
- Welcoming remarks by IOC/WESTPAC


- Welcoming remarks by MOMSEI project leader


- Opening remarks by PMBC Director 
 
Mr Wenxi Zhu
Head of WESTPAC Office

Dr Weidong Yu
FIO/SOA, China

Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong
PMBC, Thailand 
08:45 - 09:05 Advancing marine science cooperation for sustainability of marine and coastal resources Mr Wenxi
Head of WESTPAC Office
09:05 - 09:30 IOC-WESTPAC scientific achievements over its 25 years development Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong
Chairperson of WESTPAC 
09:30 - 10:00 Group photo and coffee break    
10:00 - 12:00 Key ocean and atmospheric features over Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea Dr Weidong Yu
FIO/SOA, China 
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Time    
13:30 - 14:30 Open ocean impacts on Thai coastal ecosystem in Andaman Sea Dr Weidong Yu
FIO/SOA, China 
14:30 - 15:30 Monsoon and its rainfall simulation in climate models: a partial review and some perspectives Dr Laurent Zhaoxin Li
LMD, Univ. Paris, France 
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break    
16:00 - 18:00 Monsoon and its rainfall simulation in climate models: a partial review and some perspectives (cont.)   Dr Laurent Zhaoxin Li
LMD, Univ. Paris, France 
18:00 - 18:30 Group discussion   Led by Dr Weidong Yu &
Dr Laurent Zhaoxin Li
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome dinner   Hosted by IOC/WESTPAC
       
  Tuesday 27 October 2015    
08:30 - 10:00 Basic aspects of climate: from paleo-, modern to future climate Prof Richard Lindzen, MIT, USA
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break    
10:30 - 12:00 Basic aspects of climate: from paleo-, modern to future climate (cont.)   Prof Richard Lindzen, MIT, USA
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Time    
13:30 - 15:00 Marine zooplankton ecology and oceanography Dr Cabell Davis, WHOI, USA
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break    
15:30 - 17:30 Marine zooplankton ecology and oceanography (cont.) Dr Cabell Davis, WHOI, USA
17:30 - 18:30 Group discussion   Led by Prof Richard Lindzen &
Dr Cabell Davis 
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner Time    
       
  Wednesday 28 October 2015    
08:30 - 10:00 Biological-physical interactions and modeling   Dr Rubao Ji, WHOI, USA
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break    
10:30 - 12:00 Biological-physical interactions and modeliong (cont.)   Dr Rubao Ji, WHOI, USA
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Time    
13:30 - 15:00 The Marine CO2 system and ocean acidification Dr Zhaohui Aleck Wang, WHOI, USA
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break    
15:30 - 17:00 The Marine CO2 system and ocean acidification (cont.)   Dr Zhaohui Aleck Wang, WHOI, USA
17:00 - 18:00 Group discussion   Led by Dr Rubao Ji &
Dr Zhaohui Aleck Wang 
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner Time    
       
  Thursday 29 October 2015    
08:30 - 10:00 Coral reefs under climate change and ocean acidification   Dr Anne Cohen, WHOI, USA
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break    
10:30 - 12:00 Some basic aspects of internal waves in the ocean -Tidally driven internal wave generation at the edge of a continental shelf Dr Weifeng Gordon, WHOI, USA
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Time    
13:30 - 15:00 Sampling methods in zooplankton ecology Dr Cabell Davis, WHOI, USA
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break    
15:30 - 17:00 Sampling methods in zooplankton ecology (cont.)  Dr Cabell Davis, WHOI, USA 
17:00 - 18:00 Group discussion   Led by Dr Anne Cohen &
Dr Cabell Davis 
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner Time    
19:00 - 19:30 Free time    
19:30 - 21:00 Coral reefs under climate change and ocean acidification (cont.)   Dr Anne Cohen, WHOI, USA
       
  Friday 30 October 2015    
08:30 - 10:00 Basic aspects of climate: from paleo-, modern to future climate (cont.)   Prof Richard Lindzen, MIT, USA
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break    
10:30 - 11:30 Basic aspects of climate: from paleo-, modern to future climate (cont.)   Prof Richard Lindzen, MIT, USA
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Time    
13:00 - 15:00 Team Report and Excursion    
  Trainees are invited to brief their research and propose their ideas how to apply the knowledge
from this MOMSEI Summer School to their future work.
(10 minutes presentations is expected from each country team's homework)
   
15:00 - 18:00 City tour    
18:00 - 20:30 Farewell banquet   Hosted by PMBC & Thailand-China
Joint Laboratory for Climate and
Marine Ecosystem 
       
Course/Reference Materials  (Batch download)
  Dr Zhaohui Aleck Wang      CO2SYS_macro_MAC_PC_2011.xls    Program developed for CO2 System Calculations
  Dr Anne Cohen
  Dr Cabell Davis
  Dr Laurent Zhaoxin Li
  Prof Richard Lindzen
  Dr Rubao Ji
  Dr Weidong Yu
  Dr Weifeng Gordon Zhang
   
Other Documents
  # Title
  1. Programme Booklet
  2. Announcement
  3. Appendix I: Application form (word file)
Participants

# Name Job Title Affiliation Address Telephone Fax
1 Ms Josephine Dianne Deauna Senior Research Assistant Marine Science Insitute Marine Science Institute University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City Philippines 1101 632-922-3957 632-922-3957
2 Mr Joseph Amollo Meteorologist Kenya Meteorological Department Box 98512-80100 Mombasa Kenya +254-20-3867880 +254-2-3876955
3 Mr. Mohammed Alam Assistant Professor Institute of Marine Sciences & Fisheries, University of Chittagong Institute of Marine Sciences & Fisheries, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh. +8801812869240 +880-31-2606014, +880-31-26061
4 Mr Hoc Dao Researcher Living Marine Resources Department - Institute of Oceanography 01, Cau Da Street, Nha Tran City, Vietnam +84 58 3590205 +84 58 3590207
5 Mr. Yanliang Liu air-sea heat flux First Institute of Oceanography 6 Xianxialing Road,Qingdao, Shandong,China 008653288968626 008653288960673
6 Dr. Yongliang DUAN Research Associate Center for Ocean and Climate Research, First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China 6 Xianxialing Road, Qingdao 266061, P. R. China +86-532-88892983 +86-532-88969673
7 Mr. Yibo Liao Research associate Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA No. 36 Baochubei Road, Hangzhou, China +86-571-81963368 +86-571-88071539
8 Dr. Zhi Li research assitant First Institute of Oceanography, SOA No.6 Xian-xia-ling Road. Qingdao China 86 13791988742 86 532 8896 0673
9 Dr. Guang Yang Research Associate Center for Ocean and Climate Research(COCR) First Institute of Oceanology (FIO) State Oceanic Administration (SOA), China 6# Xianxialing Rd., Qingdao, China 86-18669416080 86-532-88969673
10 Mr. Mohammad Nurul Azim Sikder Assistant Professor Institute of Marine Sciences & Fisheries, University of Chittagong Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh. +8801819866559 +880-31-2606014, +880-31-26061
11 Ms Mary Mar Noblezada University Researcher IV Marine Science Institute Velasquez UP Diliman, Dilima +63 02 922 3957 +63 02 922 3957
12 Mr Ye Moe Assistant Forcaster Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Office No (5) Ministry of Transport Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. Nay Pyi Taw Myanamr +959799091359 +9567411449
13 Ms. Penchan Laongmanee Lecturer Faculty of Marine Technology, Burapa University, Chanthaburi Campus 57, M.1, Kamong,Thamai, Chanthaburi, 22170 6681 4949580 66 3931 0128
14 Dr. Yang Yang Postdoc First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration´╝îChina Room 612, Xian-Xia-Ling Road 6, Qingdao, Shandong,266061, China. +86-13863924129 +86-0532-88962331
15 Mr Ahmad Bayhaqi Researcher Candidate Research Center for Oceanography - Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Jl. Pasir Putih I, Ancol Timur, Jakarta 14430, Indonesia +62-857-811-460-48 +62-21-647-119-48
16 Mr. Kuiping Li Assistant Researcher First Institute of Oceanogrphy,SOA,China No.6 Xian-Xia-Ling Road,Qingdao 266061,China 86-532-88960702 86-532-88960702
17 Ms Naw Paw Assistant forecaster Meteorology and Hydrology Department Office No(5)Ministry of Transport, Meteorology and Hydrology Department +959448018627 411449
18 Dr Zahid Zahid Deputy Director General Climatology Maldives Meteorological Service Maldives Meteorological Service, Hulhule' 22000, Maldives +960 7786847 +960 334 1797
19 Mr koko ondara Researcher Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Jl. padang painan km.16, Bungus, Padang-Sumatera Barat, Indonesia +628976929648 +62751-751458
20 Mr Ulung wisha Researcher Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries jl. padang-painan km. 16, Bungus Padang, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia +62 82231143545 +62751-751458
21 Dr. Weidong Yu Research scientist First Institute of Oceanography, SOA 6 Road Xian-Xia-Ling, District Lao-Shan, Qingdao 266061, China +8613953205046 86 532 88960673
22 Mrs Yusmiana Rahayu Researcher Research and development center for marine and coastal resources Jl. Pasir Putih I, Ancol Timur, North Jakarta, Indonesia +6287880705144 +622164711654
23 Dr. Rubao Ji Associate Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA 1-508-289-2986 1-508-457-2134
24 Dr. Weifeng Zhang Associate Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 266 Woods Hole Road WHOI, MS#12 Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02536 USA +15082892521 +15084572194
25 Mr. Akila Harishchandra Scientist Oceanography Division, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency Craw Island, Colombo 15, Sri Lanka 0094 786084154 0094 112546475
26 Ms. Isara Arsiranant Marine Biologist Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Center (rayong), Department of Marine and Coastal Science, Thailand 309 Moo 1, Paknam Prasae, Klaeng, Rayong 21170, Thailand +66894965912 +6638661694
27 Mr. Komsun Thongtaem Marine researcher Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) Phuket Marine Biological Center, P.O. Box 60, Phuket, 83000, Thailand +6676391040 +6676391127
28 Ms Hanah Khoirunnisa student Bandung Institute of Technology Ir. H. Juanda Street, Dago, Bandung 40135 +6285742319882 -
29 Mr. Huiwu Wang Assitant Researcher The First Institute of Oceanography,SOA,China No.6 Road Xian-Xia-Ling,Qingdao,Shandong 086-13505425328 086-88960673
30 Dr. Richard Lindzen Professor MIT 301 Lake Avenue Newton< MA 02461 USA 1 6173324342 33 9 85 85 37 89
31 Dr. Zhaohui Aleck Wang Associate Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 266 Woods Hole Road, McLean 203, MS 08 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA 02543, USA 15082893676 15084572183
32 Mrs Anushika Ruppegoda Gamage Postgraduate student South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Guangzhou, CHINA 902A,#2,164, Xingang West RD, Haizhu, Guangzhou, CHINA 510301 008613250274344 008684455667
33 Mrs Lina Handayani assistant Indonesia Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophisycs (BMKG) Jl. Angkasa 1 No.2 Kemayoran, Jakarta Indonesia 10720 62 21 4246321 62 21 4244710
34 Dr Cabell Davis Senior Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Biology Dept., MS33 WHOI Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA +1-508-289-2333 NA
35 Dr. Laurent Li Senior scientist Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Casier 99, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France 33 1 44278409 33 1 44276272
36 Ms. Xiaohua Liu Research Management ISLANG RESEARCH CENTER,SOA NO.1 Tianmei Road, Pingtan, Fujian Province, China. +86 15980198060 +86 059186165668


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